There were numerous food venues that were required to accommodate a wide range of menu items and Halton is proud to have been invited to participate in the solution
Ricca Newmark Design, based out of Denver CO, with local support from their Texas branch, was chosen in the first round to tackle this project. Soon into the design stages of the ventilation system it became very evident the normal game plan for routing ductwork would not apply. The architectural mandate was for a smooth exterior roof line free of traditional ventilation systems and roof top units. Structural features created ducting challenges do to support beams and height restrictions. Based on his experiences, Sean Callnin of RND knew that there would be many challenges and coordination issues that a project of this magnitude would bring. The window of opportunity to prepare full drawing sets in record time seamed to be only as long as it takes for the dome on the building to close. As a result, Ricca Newmark Design had to select venders that they had confidence in and that would respond quickly. One of the vendors selected was Halton and based on previous experiences, Sean knew that Halton could comply with all the product design criteria and had the experience with projects of this size to handle all the coordination requirements.
M+E Engineers (Denver, CO) speciﬁed Halton’s EcoloAir to clean the kitchen exhaust air before entering the surrounding environment. The city of Arlington granted a special ventilation variance when the combination of Halton “Capture-Ray” UV hoods and the “EcoloAir” unit were submitted. The variance allowed for Type II ductwork to be installed downstream of the “EcoloAir” discharge to the outside exhaust louvers saving the owner, Blue Star Enterprises, many thousands of dollars.
TD Industries, the mechanical contractor on the project was already familiar with Halton after working with Halton on the Arizona Cardinals Stadium. The overall kitchen ventilation package consisted of “Capture-Ray” UV-C light exhaust hoods in combination with the EcoloAir 3 stage grease ﬁltration units.